Insignificants – speculative fabulations for the incidental and useless

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Insignificants was a collecting and exhibition experiment, composed around a series of twelve miniscule installations, mounted monthly between June 2019 and June 2020 (except July 2019). The format of the exhibition series was deliberately neglectable. In an attempt to permit insignificant things to remain precisely insignificant, the installations were conceptually and proportionally limited to a small bell jar exhibited at my department at the University of Copenhagen. In this bell jar, I exhibited selections of things dislodged from culture-historical relations, or which were not decodable through retrospective causalities. Exactly where these things came from, or how they ended up where I made contact with them, remain unknown to me. Hence, instead of focusing on the origins or meanings of things, the exhibitions sought to stage new encounters, exploring the aesthetic and epistemic qualities of insignificant and incidental things. This visual essay re-collects fragments of Insignificants.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNorwegian Archaeological Review
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jun 2023

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